UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Luis A. Rodriguez DATE OF PUBLICATION: November 2016 REGION: Mexico REFERENCE: Rodríguez LA, Mundo-Rosas V, Méndez-Gómez-Humarán I, Pérez-Escamilla R, Shamah-Levy T. Dietary quality and household food insecurity among Mexican children and adolescents. Maternal & Child Nutrition. 2016. doi:10.1111/mcn.12372. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: Seventy percent of Mexican households experience some level of food insecurity (FI). Studies have shown positive

UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Lee Riley DATE OF PUBLICATION: November 2016 REGION: San Paulo, Brazil REFERENCE: Rajan JV, Moura J, Gourley G, et al. Understanding the barriers to successful adoption and use of a mobile health information system in a community health center in São Paulo, Brazil: a cohort study. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making. 2016;16:146. doi:10.1186/s12911-016-0385-1. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: Mobile

UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Lee W. Riley DATE OF PUBLICATION: November 2016 REGION: Brazil, South America REFERENCE: Rajan J, Moura J, Gourley G et al. Understanding the barriers to successful adoption and use of a mobile health information system in a community health center in São Paulo, Brazil: a cohort study. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making. 2016;16(1). doi:10.1186/s12911-016-0385-1.

UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Eva Harris, Magdela Montoya, Chunling Wang DATE OF PUBLICATION: October 2016 REGION: Nicaragua REFERENCE: Waggoner J, Balmaseda A, Gresh L et al. Homotypic Dengue Virus Reinfections in Nicaraguan Children. Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2016;214(7):986-993. doi:10.1093/infdis/jiw099. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: Infection with any of the 4 related dengue virus serotypes (DENV-1-4) is thought to result in lifelong immunity to

UC BERKELEY AUTHORS: Craig Steinmaus, Jane Liaw, Allan H Smith, David C. Dauphine UCSF AUTHORS: John R Balmes,  Anthony Nardone DATE OF PUBLICATION: October 2016 REGION: Chile, South America REFERENCE: Steinmaus C, Ferreccio C, Acevedo J et al. High risks of lung disease associated with early-life and moderate lifetime arsenic exposure in northern Chile. Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology. 2016;313:10-15. doi:10.1016/j.taap.2016.10.006. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: Arsenic in

UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Lia Fernald DATE OF PUBLICATION: September 2016 REGION: Chile, South America REFERENCE: Kagawa RMC, Fernald LCH, Behrman JR. Weight Status and Behavioral Problems among Very Young Children in Chile. Chevrier J, ed. PLoS ONE. 2016;11(9):e0161380. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0161380. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: Our objective was to explore the association between weight status and behavioral problems in children before school age. We examined whether

UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Christopher T. Anderson, Sarah A. Reynolds, Lia CH Fernald DATE OF PUBLICATION: September 2016 REGION: Peru, South America REFERENCE: Andersen CT, Stein AD, Reynolds SA, et al. Stunting in Infancy Is Associated with Decreased Risk of High Body Mass Index for Age at 8 and 12 Years of Age. The Journal of Nutrition. 2016;146(11):2296-2303. doi:10.3945/jn.116.234633. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT:

UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Luis Rosero-Bixby DATE OF PUBLICATION: September 2016 REGION: Costa Rica REFERENCE: Rosero-Bixby L, Coto-Yglesias F, Dow WH. Pulse blood pressure and cardiovascular mortality in a population-based cohort of elderly Costa Ricans. Journal of Human Hypertension. 2016;30(9):555-562. doi:10.1038/jhh.2015.117. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: We studied the relationships between blood pressure (BP), pulse pressure (PP) and cardiovascular (CV) death in older adults using data

UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Karen Sokal-Gutierrez DATE OF PUBLICATION: July 2016 REGION: El Salvador REFERENCE: Dabiri D, Fontana M, Kapila Y, Eckert G, Sokal-Gutierrez K. Community-based assessment and intervention for early childhood caries in rural El Salvador. International Dental Journal. 2016;66(4):221-228. doi:10.1111/idj.12228. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: The objectives were to assess early childhood caries (ECC) in rural areas of El Salvador and to

UC BERKELEY AUTHORS: Henry Puerta-Guardo, Daniela Michlmayr, Chunling Wang, Eva Harris UCSF AUTHORS: Takako Tabata, Matthew Petit, June Fang-Hoover, Lenore Pereira DATE OF PUBLICATION: August 2016 REGION: The Americas REFERENCE: Tabata T, Petitt M, Puerta-Guardo H et al. Zika Virus Targets Different Primary Human Placental Cells, Suggesting Two Routes for Vertical Transmission. Cell Host & Microbe. 2016;20(2):155-166. doi:10.1016/j.chom.2016.07.002. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: Zika

UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Colin J. Carlson DATE OF PUBLICATION: August 2016 REGION: The Americas REFERENCE: Carlson CJ, Dougherty ER, Getz W. An Ecological Assessment of the Pandemic Threat of Zika Virus. Johansson MA, ed. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 2016;10(8):e0004968. doi:10.1371/journal.pntd.0004968. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: The current outbreak of Zika virus poses a severe threat to human health. While the range of

UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Eva Harris DATE OF PUBLICATION: August 2016 REGION: Nicaragua REFERENCE: Waggoner J, Gresh L, Vargas M et al. Viremia and Clinical Presentation in Nicaraguan Patients Infected With Zika Virus, Chikungunya Virus, and Dengue Virus. Clinical Infectious Diseases. 2016:ciw589. doi:10.1093/cid/ciw589. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: Zika virus (ZIKV), chikungunya virus (CHIKV), and dengue virus (DENV) co-circulate in Nicaragua. In this